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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 09:59 -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 19 May 2009, alcapcom wrote:
> 
> > 2009/5/18 Björn Persson <bjorn xn--rombobjrn-67a se>:
> >> To me it would seem more reasonable to install the flags by default. Then the
> >> anti-whatever extremists could just remove them, and the more relaxed among
> >> us would see the user interface the way the authors intended without jumping
> >> through additional hoops.
> >
> > +1
> >
> > But I will try to say it in another way.
> >
> > Unfortunate peoples that live in countries where a _simple_ flag can
> > give troubles for whatever cause/reason, can remove them all to be
> > able to use Fedora. But please, don't cut our freedom just to be more
> > friendly with authoritarian regimes.
> 
> What if a non-authoritarian regime didn't want us to distribute a flag 
> that was offensive to their democratically-empowered populace? Would that 
> be okay then?

Say, using pretzels and sausages on flags instead of Swastikas...

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,617987,00.html

> the whole reason for nuking the set of flags entirely is so we are NOT 
> choosing sides.

Which was my early answer to Kevin on the subject, and comforts me in my
thinking :)


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